Special Issue "Synthesis and Properties of Bulk Nanostructured Metallic Materials"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2017
Bulk nanostructured materials (BNMs) are defined as polycrystalline bulk solids with nanocrystalline (NC) or ultrafine-grained (UFG) microstructures. These BNMs have received increasing attention because of the potential of their improved properties and promising applications compared to conventional coarse-grained materials with the same chemical compositions. For example, BNMs exhibit superior mechanical properties, such as strength or hardness, unachievable with conventional counterparts. This is generally attributed to a large portion of the volume being associated with disordered grain boundary regions because of the extremely fine grain sizes of BNMs. Recent advances in the synthesis and processing techniques of BNMs drive our need to understand the underlying fundamental phenomena as well as their significant properties. Research on the synthesis and properties of BNMs is one of the most emerging fields in advanced structural materials systems. This Special Issue covers a wide scope in the research field of BNMs, and we cordially invite original research articles and reviews of the recent achievements on the following subjects of BNMs:
- Synthesis and processing techniques
- Development of novel experimental methods
- Advances in severe plastic deformation (SPD) processing and SPD materials
- Powder processing and powder metallurgy materials
- Deformation mechanisms and experimental mechanics
- Mechanical and physical properties
- Microstructural evolution and characterization
- Computational and analytical modeling
- Structural, functional, and biomedical applications
Prof. Dr. Byungmin Ahn
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- Bulk nanostructured materials
- Nanocrystalline materials
- Ultrafine-grained materials
- Severe plastic deformation
- Grain refinement
- Mechanical properties